Buoyed by the landmark success of Nightcrawler – a sleek, absorbing thriller in which Jake Gyllenhaal stole the show as a demented thrill-seeker/crime journalist – writer-director Dan Gilroy is prepped and ready to enter the crime genre once more for Inner City. And he’s bringing an enviable cast along for the ride.
After securing the services of the great Denzel Washington, The Hollywood Reporter brings word today that Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts) is in talks to star opposite Washington as a slick, cutthroat lawyer. Should a deal stick, Farrell’s character will hail from the high-end of the legal food chain, and comes into contact with Washington’s reclusive lawyer at a time when the latter is mourning the loss of his beloved mentor and friend. Following 20 years of working as a legal researcher, Washington’s lead is then invited into the big leagues to work alongside Farrell’s money man, but soon unearths a case that dramatically changes his life.
Beyond that, not much is known about Gilroy’s crime saga, but THR notes that a mid-March start in Los Angeles is the target. Tethered with a budget in the region of $30 million – for the sake of perspective, Gilroy engineered Nightcrawler on a relatively measly $8.5 million – Inner City could be with us before the year’s end. Stick with WGTC for more coverage of Dan Gilroy’s legal thriller as time wears on.
In terms of Colin Farrell, the Irishman was last seen walking the cobbled streets of 1920s New York for Fantastic Beasts and currently has two projects in the can: The Beguiled and The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, with the latter spelling a reunion with The Lobster‘s Yorgos Lanthimos.